Madea's Family Reunion - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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Dustin Putman
November 14, 2013
Tyler Perry means well, but there is no denying that all of this would work far better on daytime television.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 24, 2012
The dysfunctional script and operatically excessive direction ... land someplace closer to outsider art than bad moviedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
June 21, 2008
All the while Madea's wit, which is refreshing on the stage, feels spurious and often misfires.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
If there's one thing that Reunion doesn't lack, it's good intentions. Unfortunately, good intentions don't automatically guarantee a good movie.
Kam Williams
February 19, 2007
A Tyler Perry tour de force!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
Although his work isn't high art and is occasionally problematic, he's telling stories that aren't often told. And for that, this black woman can't be too mad at him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
July 23, 2006
While not nearly as offensive or dim-witted as Diary, this one's still a gigantic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 17, 2006
It's interesting that nobody ever connects the dots between Madea's frequent corporal punishment of children (which is presented as instructive comedy) and the abusive grownups who function as Perry's villains.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
March 10, 2006
Nothing that happens seems the least bit believable, and everything is brash and loud. All that's missing is the laugh track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
March 7, 2006
Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 7, 2006
Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.
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Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 3, 2006
At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 1, 2006
Perry is a shameless panderer and his movie is cliché-ridden, rudimentary, completely unfocused and about as subtle as a wind-breaking contest in church.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 1, 2006
Let's not sell Tyler Perry short. As the vinegar-witted Madea, he's a drag performer of testy charm, but in his overlit patchwork way he's also making the most primal women's pictures since Joan Crawford flexed her shoulder pads.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
February 28, 2006
Though Perry's films are hard to defend on aesthetic grounds -- the crazy shifts in tone from operatic melodrama to broad comedy could cause seizures -- it's equally hard to begrudge the underserved audiences who embrace them so passionately.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jackie K. Cooper
February 28, 2006
Tyler Perry still hasn't found the formula for combining comedy and drama
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
James Brundage
February 28, 2006
Both of the villains are so far over the top they should be in the summer Olympics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Hill
February 28, 2006
Is "Madea" a postive move? You bet. Positively insulting to anyone who's graduated middle school and read at least one book since.
| Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 27, 2006
The spousal abuse storyline might have some gravity if the movie didn't simultaneously make a joke of child abuse.
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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 27, 2006
That's the most offensive thing about Madea: the way it pretends to deal with difficult problems -- child abuse, rape, spousal abuse -- and then offers simplistic answers.
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